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Recycling is always a good idea but why not get a reward for recycling?

These 16 stores offer coupons, discounts and freebies when you recycle their products.


1. Get 10% off new Apple products when you send in your old devices.

Apple has multiple items that they’ll take from you to recycle in exchange for a store gift card. Of course, restrictions apply and some items may not qualify, but those that do will net you an Apple store gift card that can be used for purchasing new devices or gaming titles.


2. Cash in used printer ink cartridges for $2 each at Staples.

It pays to shop at Staples. Buy at least $30 in ink or toner and then drop off your used cartridges at your local Staples store. You’ll get $2 per cartridge as part of their Staples Rewards program. Rewards can be used in-store or online.


3. Bring your own reusable bag and get rewarded.

17 Stores That Reward You for Recycling

The list keeps growing of stores that reward for you bringing your own reusable bags!

From cents off per bag, entries into raffles, or even fuel rewards, we compiled a list of stores that reward bringing your own bag.



4. Reduce fashion waste and get a 15% discount from H&M.

17 Stores That Reward You for Recycling

Be it torn, worn, or completely outdated, for each bag of used clothing you drop off (any brand) at an H&M store, you receive a coupon/voucher worth 15% off your next purchase at H&M. You are, however, limited to 2 coupons per day.

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5. Get a $5 store reward for each clothing item you donate at Eileen Fisher.

Retailer Eileen Fisher takes donations of gently worn clothing and uses them to support women’s programs around the globe. If you don’t live near an Eileen Fisher store, you can even mail in your donation.

For each item you donate, you’ll get a $5 “Thank You” reward card good in-store and online.


6. Rack up Best Buy’s recycle rewards for in-store savings.

Best Buy is kind of a one-stop recycling center for all kinds of techy gadgets and gizmos to keep them out of landfills. If you bring in your used printer for recycling, they’ll give you 15% off a new HP Inkjet Printer.

Got old ink cartridges? Bring those in and save $2 per cartridge in Recycle Rewards that go towards your next $40 or more in-store purchase! You can also recycle your cell phones, appliances, CDs and DVDs.


7. Get store gift cards when you recycle used electronics at Target.

trade in your old items at Target for Target gift cards

Target will give you store gift cards in varying amounts when you recycle everything from cell phones to iPods to gaming systems. Find out more about Target Trade-In.


8. Get a “stamp” for every Kiehl’s product bottle you recycle.

Are you a super fan of Kiehl’s luxurious body products? For every full-size Kiehl’s bottle that you bring in, Kiehl’s will stamp your reward card.

After you accumulate 10 stamps, choose from any of their travel collection products as their way of thanking you for recycling.



9. Get $0.25 for every pound of packing peanuts and bubble wrap you recycle at UPS stores.

17 Stores That Reward You for Recycling

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While we’re not entirely sure that ALL of the UPS stores offer this service, many of the ones in New Jersey and New York offer an in-store recycling program where you can bring in your unwanted packing peanuts and bubble wrap materials. For each pound you recycle, you’ll earn a $.25 store credit.


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10. Earn 200 points per cartridge you recycle at Office Max and Office Depot.

If you join Office Depot/Max’s Recycling Rewards program, you can earn 200 points per cartridge (limit 10 per month) if you spend $10 that same month. At the end of the month, you get a rewards certificate for every 1,000 points you’ve earned with 2,000 points netting you a $20 reward!


11. Turn in old MAC makeup containers for free lipstick.

If you’ve been hoarding your old MAC makeup, by participating in the Back-to-MAC program, you can turn six of their packaging containers into a brand new lipstick of your choice as a reward! Available in-store at the counter and even online for those who don’t live near a MAC store.

Learn more about getting free MAC: How I Score MAC Makeup for Free


12. Give Madewell your old jeans and get $20 off a new pair.

Dig out your old jeans and bring them into Madewell, who will send them off to be turned into eco insulation for housing. You’ll get a hefty $20 discount on a new pair of their jeans in-store, all while helping communities in need.


13. Drop off unwanted clothing or footwear and get a $10 reward at The North Face.

Through their Clothes the Loop recycling program, drop off your unwanted clothing or footwear in any condition/brand at The North Face outlet or retail store, and you’ll get a $10 reward toward your next $100 or more purchase.


14. Receive a promo card that can help pay down your AT&T bill by bringing in old devices.

17 Stores That Reward You for Recycling

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Regardless of your device’s brand or carrier, AT&T will give you a promotion card for your unwanted or unused wireless phones or tablets. You can use the card not only for new merchandise, but if you’re an AT&T customer, it can go towards your bill!



15. Bring any brand of shoe or clothing into a Levi’s store and get a 20% off voucher.

As part of their worldwide recycling initiative, you can now bring any brand of shoe or clothing into a local Levi’s store, and they’ll reward you with a 20% off voucher towards a single, regular priced Levi’s item in-store.


16. Recycle the packaging from Lush to get a free face mask.

17 Stores That Reward You for Recycling

Photo Cred: Lush USA

Many of eco-friendly Lush’s great products come without any packaging at all. However, their liquid, jelly-type products are packed in these little black recycled plastic pots. If you bring 5 empty pots into one of their stores, they’ll reward you with a free face mask!


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